Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$7 pot at Great Northern, Good Beer Week.
Not a patch on the SN. Well made and moderately hoopy beer but lacks distinction. Some toffee malts but donít get much else. Too subdued for its own good.
RumRunner101 (801) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Pours a clear, ruby amber with limited white head. Aroma is sweet malts, a little fruit and spice. Flavour brings out some spice, citrus and floral hops. Finishing on the bitter side.
adnielsen (9290) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big light brown head. There are spicy rye malt and chocolate notes to the nose but thereís also this funky, fruity, almost bubblegum like smell to the aroma which is strange. Spicy, rye, caramel, somewhat bready, bitter, weird grassy/herbal hoppy flavor. Really kind of an unpleasant beer that I really didnít want to finish.
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured clear and coppery. A three finger beige head. The aroma was rye and caramel. Chocolate is tasted early and it seems to cause some muddying of the waters. Rye and caramel with spices. There is a long lasting bitterness from the hops. Some fruit and citrus, too. The chocolate kept getting in the way and perhaps it should have been left out. The finish had less chocolate and more caramel which was an improvement.
hayduke (3390) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Share with Strykzone on Facebook Chat Pours a clear copper color with with a big bubbled beige head. Nose gives spices, chocolate, and flavor hops, and the rye is there. Medium plus body . Flavor is very unusual, being hoppy like an IPA, with chocolate like stout, showing fruit like a belgian, and the rye. Finishes kind of bitter like an IPA. This is a decent beer but the flavors donít quite all hang together.
RobertDale (3583) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and fruit. Taste is caramel, spice, a bit of rye, and a bit of hops. Decent.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of spicy rye malt caramel and peppery earthy hops. Pours auburnish thin head. Flavors of rye malt grain peppery tangy notes caramel light sweet fruitiness and an earthy peppery hop presence. Balanced.
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with small white head. Aroma of hops, grain, malt and bread. Taste of rye malt, hops, slightly sweet caramel, faint fruitiness. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, nothing really overpowering anything on the taste, well balanced, slightly peppery dry finish, good rye beer.
wlajwl (3940) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of like an EPA with rye. The spiciness of the rye helps but doesnít take away from the slight dullness in the flavor.
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a amber with a small white head. Aroma is of a slightly spicy rye and not much else. Flavor is again an ok spicy rye with a little more of the hops showing up. Not enough umph in this one. An ok beer but not at good as others that Iíve recenlty had.